Today, the results for Hall of Fame voting will be revealed, and as the hour draws nearer, fans are anxiously awaiting the results to see who will ultimately be enshrined in Cooperstown.
Jones played the vast majority of his career under the great Bobby Cox in Atlanta, having played 12 seasons with the team.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a snippet of an interview Jones gave with Mark DeRosa, where he discussed what Cox meant to him, adding that he felt like the Hall of Fame manager was a father figure for him.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 24, 2023
Jones came to the big leagues in 1996 and was a key piece in the Braves’ run to the World Series.
The five-time All-Star talked about how grateful he was to have played under Cox and to have the Hall of Fame manager constantly express his belief in him.
Jones also revealed that Cox believed in him so much that even when his bat was quiet, he would keep him in the lineup for his Gold Glove-caliber defense, recalling a time when there was talk of him potentially being sent down to the minors.
The Braves legend won 10 Gold Gloves during his career.
He even recalled times when Cox was considering giving him a day off, asking him if he felt okay or if he needed a break.
Jones would always say everything was fine, and Cox would express confidence in him by playing him day in and day out.
Now, Jones has a chance to join his manager in the Hall of Fame.